Derrick Henry Contract Details: Ravens Agree to Terms on a $16 Million Deal with Superstar RB

Derrick Henry has agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal. Here are the details on his new contract.

It did not take long for ex-Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry to land with a new team, officially agreeing to terms Tuesday afternoon on a two-year, $16 million deal worth up to $20 million, including $9 million fully guaranteed in the first year with the AFC North’s Baltimore Ravens.

The move now means QB Lamar Jackson and Henry — for the first time in their respective careers — will share the same backfield. The Ravens now believe they have a roster that can get past Kansas City and make a run for the Super Bowl.

Derrick Henry’s Contract Details

Just before 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted details of Henry’s signing in Baltimore — marking the end of the veteran’s ride as a Titan and turning the page to a new chapter of his NFL career.

It was mentioned Monday night that the Ravens — leading the NFL in rushing yards in 2023 (2,661) — needed to upgrade the position after one of their own, Gus Edwards, moved over to the AFC West to join the Los Angeles Chargers.

Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta went to work — creating one of the scariest combinations in the sport.

Before the Henry news was released to the public, 10 other running backs on the open market agreed to deals on the opening two days of the NFL’s legal tampering period.

Henry, 30, finished this past season with a career-low in yards per carry (4.2), but his size (6’3″) and weight (247 pounds) still puts him as one of the most frightening players at his position.

An accomplished back out of the University of Alabama, Henry has taken home the rushing crown two times, so the productivity is obviously there.

The Ravens were one win shy from an appearance in the Super Bowl this past season. The primary reason why their offense struggled against Kansas City was an inability to move the football on the ground, gaining 81 yards on 16 carries.

In fact, Baltimore’s leading rusher in the AFC Championship Game was their quarterback.

Adding Henry to an already-talented Ravens offense may make life easier for Jackson, who led the team in total rushing yards in each of the last five seasons.

Henry hit the open market after the Titans and Tony Pollard mutually agreed to a three-year contract on Monday.

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The coaching staff in Baltimore will have to hope Henry can stay healthy over the course of a 17-game regular season, with the Ravens seeing opponents such as the Eagles, Chiefs, Bills, Cowboys, and Texans.

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